HC Deb 27 July 1998 vol 317 cc54-5W
Mr. Öpik

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals she has to increase trade between Britain and Fiji; and if she will make a statement. [52059]

Mrs. Beckett

UK exports to Fiji grew by more than 43% in 1997 to £10.56 million. The Government's Overseas Trade Services promote UK trade with Fiji, and plan to run two Australasia Showcases in October 1998 and February 1999 in the UK to promote trade with the Australasian and South Pacific markets, including Fiji. Several promotional events in Fiji itself are also planned.